The City of Cranbrook spent $10.35 million in 2014 on employee remuneration and expenses for staff. Of that, there are 36 positions on the city’s payroll whose gross earnings are over $75,000, accounting for $3.45 million. The other $6.90 million is made up of employees grossing $75,000 or less.
Among the top city earners are the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Fire and Emergency Services, and the Director of Corporate Services.
CAO Wayne Staudt tops the list at $164,028 with $3,419 in expenses. Wayne Price, the Director of Fire and Emergency Services, made $115,320 with 2,034 in expenses. Roy Hales, Director Corporate Services came in third at $109,259 and $3,874 in expenses.
There is a total of 13 staff members who grossed more than $100,000.
Those include Kevin Weaver, Economic Development Officer, at $108,830 and $5,678 in expenses; T. Kennelly, Fire Fighter at $107,872 and $458 in expenses; Charlotte Osborne, Director Financial and Computer Services $106,859 and $3,757 in expenses; Joe McGowan, Director of Public Works, at $106,859 and $2,781 in expenses; D. Kennedy, Fire Fighter at $103,879 and $2,723 in expenses; C. Murrell, Fire Fighter at $103,225 and $383 in expenses; S. Driver, Deputy Director Fire and Emergency Services, at $102,549 and $4,656 in expenses; D. Mackinnon, Fire Fighter, at $101,045 and $458 in expenses.
There are nine employees that make between $90,000 and $100,000. They include M. Pinnell, Information Systems Manager, at $98,675 and $38 expenses; A. Miller, Human Resources Manager, at $97,016 and $2,052 expenses; and Chris New, Director Leisure Services, at $96,616 and $3,118 expenses. In that range there are three other fire fighters, the Trades Manager, the Director of Engineering Services and the Senior Planner.
There are 13 positions in the the $80-$90,000 range, as well as one between $75-$80,000.
The city also pays $2.4 million for the employer share of employee benefits.
Mayor and council also receive remunerations. Those totalled $169,953 in remunerations and $19,732 in expenses. In 2014, former Mayor Wayne Stetski grossed $49,813 and $5,552 in expenses, while incoming Mayor Lee Pratt $3,506 for the time between swearing in and the end of the year.
The other former councillors grossed $18,161. Expenses included $3,258 for Sharon Cross, $2,860 for Gerry Warner, $2,224 for Diana J. Scott, $1,355 for Denise Pallesen, $1,223 for Bob Whetham and $1,050 for Angus Davis.
The incoming councillors grossed $1,278 each, with around $300 in expenses.